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Project by Chris Davis posted 1392 days ago 5443 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy bed that was completed in July 2010. I’m a little late on posting projects; we’ve been very busy the last few months and couldn’t devote any attention away from building. This is my Ross version with solid raised panel (false) doors on the front. We added a couple bookcases with matching doors and a desk. The customer designed the desk. They supplied the drawings and I took it from there.

The only thing I really had to work out was the transition from the bed bookcase to the desk. Since the upper cabinets were shallower then the bookcase, I had to come up with a way to make the crown intersection work. I decided to add a solid panel. This fixed the problem and gave crown a nice flair around the ¾” panel

One thing to note is the crown on the bed and desk is one piece and fits like a cap (see example).

Wood type: Red Oak
Color: Minwax Golden Pecan #245
Finish: Pre-Cat lacquer

Building Pictures



Video
Blake Desk Top
Blake Uppers Cut/Rip
Blake Upper Band
Blake Upper 1
wwbeds shop 06/29/10
Blake Bed Cut/Rip
Blake Bed Banding
Murphy bed verticals
Blake Bookcase Prep
Blake Bookcase Build
Blake Crown
Blake Base
wwbeds shop 07/09/10

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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gurnie

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#1 posted 1392 days ago

Wow this is really nice. want to make me one? ;D

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 1392 days ago

I’m ready! The saws are running… Seriously if you do need me to quote anything let me know.

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MattinCincy

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#3 posted 1392 days ago

I like this – what is the finish?

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Stan7224

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#4 posted 1392 days ago

This is a great looking Murphy Bed and desk. I’m in the process of building side shelves (mine doesn’t include a desk). My bed cabinet is built and functional and just need to finish the shelves and trim it out. This is my first attempt at building such a piece so I’m paying particular attention to you trim detail. Very nice!!!

-- You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. -- George Burns

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Chris Davis

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#5 posted 1392 days ago

Stan, Make sure to post pictures when you are finished.

The finish is a pre-catalyzed lacquer over a Golden Pecan #245 stain.

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RexMcKinnon

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#6 posted 1392 days ago

Another great job Chris.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 1392 days ago

Great looking units Chris as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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kaz42

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#8 posted 301 days ago

very nice..looks like a showroom piece

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